The 8,790 hectare Top of the World Provincial Park is a region of great beauty. Most of the park is at an elevation above 1,800 metres (5,940 ft), high in the Kootenay Range of the Rocky Mountains, northeast of Kimberley.
The area encompassed by this park was once the traditional home of the Upper Kutenai Indians who shared their abode with visitors who came from as far as the Shuswap and Helena, Montana to obtain chert. This grey, translucent, obsidian-like rock was used in the manufacture of tools and weapons.
The jagged peaks of the Hughes Range form a backdrop to the west of the park and the Van Nostrand Range dominated by Mount Moro – at 2,912 metres, marks the highest point in the park.
Camping, fishing and hiking are popular activities in this backcountry park that has many family-friendly features. And easy, improved and well maintained trail leads to Fish Lake, where a 16 site lakeside campground is located. There is also a public cabin available accommodating 14-18 people.
Top of the World Park is also popular in the winter with cross-country skiing and ice fishing.
The park is located 48 kilometres / 30 miles northeast of the city of Kimberley, access via White Swan and Lussier Forest Service Roads. More info.